3 Best Performing Arts Venues in Ghent and the Leie, Belgium

De Handelsbeurs

This concert hall hosts all kinds of music events, including jazz, folk, world, and classical. The ticket office is on Sint Baafsplein 17 and it's open weekdays 10–6 and on Saturday 2–6. The on-site box office does, however, open an hour before each performance for those looking for a last-minute way in.

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

The old opera house is a beautiful venue, having opened in 1840. A packed program sees the royal ballet and opera company split its time between performances here and in Antwerp. The box office is open Tuesday--Saturday 11–6.


Located in the former Socialist Party building, Voorhuit is the biggest arts venue in town. It serves up everything from dance, rock, pop, classical, and jazz to lectures, talks, and the performing arts. The cafeteria has also become a popular meeting area for students and the local arts scene. The box office is open Tuesday--Friday 2–6, and one hour before the beginning of a performance.

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